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Archived Blue-green Algal Bloom Notices

Suspicious or confirmed blue green algae blooms were reported on the waterbodies, listed in the table below, earlier in 2014. It was later reported that these blooms are no longer visible. Waterbodies listed multiple times may indicate that bloom conditions change frequently.

Waterbodies with current bloom notifications are listed on the Blue-Green Algal Bloom Notices web page. Lake Champlain blooms are not reported here- this information can be found on the Vermont Department of Health's blue-green algae notification page.

Waterbodies with Archived Blue-green Algal Bloom Notices
Waterbody Name County Status Date
Blue Heron Lake Westchester 6/13/2014
Chautauqua Lake* Chautauqua 7/7/2014
Honeoye Lake* Ontario 7/17/2014
Kissena Lake Queens 5/30/2014
Kissena Lake Queens 7/8/2014
Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk 6/24/2014
Lime Lake Cattaraugus 7/1/2014
Little We Wah Lake Orange 6/25/2014
Maratooka Lake Suffolk 6/23/2014
Oneida Lake Oneida 7/17/2014
Orange Lake Orange 7/2/2014
Prospect Park Lake Kings 6/25/2014
Putnam Lake Putnam 7/17/2014
Quaker Lake Dutchess 6/16/2014
Rockland Lake Rockland 7/3/2014
Smith Pond Steuben 7/14/2014
Snyders Lake Rensselaer 7/9/2014
Sodus Bay Wayne 6/21/2014

* No blooms were reported as of the status date listed above. These lakes are monitored at a greater frequency and at more locations than other lakes sampled through the DEC monitoring programs. The data collected at these lakes show that bloom conditions may change rapidly. Lake residents and visitors should avoid exposure to any shoreline scums they may encounter after the status date. These lakes may reappear on the Blue-green Algae Bloom Notices page.

Archived Notices

The following reports summarize notifications that were listed on the Blue-Green Algal Notices web page in past seasons:

Those using the water are still advised to avoid direct contact with any discolored water and to report any return of blue-green algae bloom conditions to DEC by submitting the Suspicious Algae Bloom Report Form (PDF, 527 KB), or by contacting your regional DEC office or by calling 518-402-8179.